Ever notice those kids at recess who don't seem to jump into active play or interact much with each other? Engage them by giving them a mission!
This Recess Scavenger Hunt is a list of things for students to find out at recess, from locating simple outdoor objects (e.g. a pinecone) to determining specific numbers (e.g. how many steps from one area of the playground to another?) to finding out info about their peers (e.g. find a student who has a birthday this month!).
Students in all elementary grades can enjoy this list, as some items reinforce basic concepts like shape and texture, while others involve concepts of measurement and get the kids moving around! Some items are designed to require interactions with other students to get information, which gives children the chance to practice honing their social skills with each other in a fun, casual way.
This activity is perfect for use by teachers, school counselors, recess monitors, and intervention specialists with a full class, with special populations, or with individual students who could use a unique activity to do at recess.
Enjoy and have fun!!
-Counseling with Character :)